Herstal Group

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Herstal Group
Founded 1889
Headquarters Liège, Belgium
Key people
Philippe Claessens (CEO),
Patrick Vogne (CFO),
Robert Sauvage (PR)
Products small-arms, sporting goods
Number of employees
Parent Wallonia[1]
Website Official website

Herstal Group is the parent company of small-arms brands manufacturing companies FN Herstal, U.S. Repeating Arms Company (Winchester) and Browning Arms Company. It is based in Liège, Belgium, with offices in nine other European countries throughout North America, and Asia. It has a corporate partnership with Japanese company, Miroku.[2] Since 1997, Herstal Group has been 100% owned by the Walloon Region of Belgium, who purchased the remaining shares from GIAT.[1]

In 1957, NATO adopted Herstal Group's 7.62 mm caliber ammunition design as standards. They later, in 1982, adopted Herstal Group's 5.56 mm caliber ammunition design as standards.


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